Schubert: String Quartet in D minor D810 ‘Der Tod und das Mädchen’ (arr. Mahler), Gesang der Geister über den Wassern

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Gustav Mahler came in for quite a bit of stick when he arranged Schubert’s ‘Death and the Maiden’ Quartet for string orchestra. After a performance of the variations movement in 1894 in Hamburg, he was accused of ‘depriving Schubert’s divine music of its intimacy’. Probably because of this adverse criticism, ...

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